Dundee United 0
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)

Dundee Utd 

0 - 2


League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 11th, 2000
Tannadice Park
Attendance: 11,454
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Claudio Caniggia (38)
Giorgi Nemsadze (73)

Team Managers
Alex Smith Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Combe
14. Hasney Aljofree
28. John Licina
2. John McQuillan
21. David Partridge
24. Jamie Buchan
29. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
4. David Hannah
9. Beto Naveda
15. Mvondo Atangana
Marco Roccati .1
Marco De Marchi .5
Marcello Marrocco .4
Barry Smith .2
Steven Tweed .6
Javier Artero .18
Ivano Bonetti .8
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Gavin Rae .14
Claudio Caniggia .33
Willie Falconer .11

22. Pat Onstad
32. David McCracken
30. Jamie Fullarton
25. Stephen McConalogue
19. Steven Thompson
Jamie Langfield .3
Lee Wilkie .20
Beto Carranza .25
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

Stephen McConalogue for Mvondo Atangana (59)
Jamie Fullarton for Hasney Aljofree (74)
Steven Thompson for Beto Naveda (83)
Beto Carranza for Javier Artero (78)
Juan Sara for Willie Falconer (81)

Beto Naveda (53)
Hasney Aljofree (68)
David Hannah (70)
David Partridge (89)
Marco De Marchi (44)
Beto Carranza (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)
Stuart Logan & Ross McCluskie (Assistants)
George Clyde (Fourth Official)

Match Report

The last time Dundee defeated Dundee United three times in succession, it was home-bred stars like Alan Gilzean and Andy Penman who were the goal heroes.

Now, almost 40 years on, the Dark Blue saviours are Argentinian and Georgian. That's how much the game has changed. What hasn't altered is the skill level of the scorers.

The goals from Claudio Caniggia and Giorgi Nemsadze which won this derby for Dundee were absolutely outstanding. Especially Nemsadze's clincher.

Just as United were threatening to salvage something out of this game, Dundee broke away to score as good a goal as has graced any Tayside derby.

When Caniggia back heeled a Barry Smith pass into Nemsadze's path, the Georgian skipper still had plenty to do. However, he hoodwinked David Partridge and Hasney Aljofree before impudently. chipping home keeper Alan Combe from 12 yards with stunning skill.

Even after that, United passed up two glorious chances when both Steven McConalogue and debutant Charlie Miller-headed wide and high when it appeared easier to score.

However, when you are down on your luck, e this is what happens. Although United put as much into the game as Dundee, the visitors always had more class and style.

Anyway, a team which scores two goals of the calibre Dundee did deserves to win no matter what else happens.

The visitors went ahead late in the first half when Jamie Buchan was dispossessed by Willie Falconer when he tried to chest away a through ball from Smith.

Falconer immediately played in fellow striker Caniggia on the right, and the Argentinian superstar drilled the ball low across Combe into his bottom-right corner for a clinical finish. The contrast in styles was there for everyone to see. While Dundee tried to play passes to feet, United opted for the long ball to try and utilise Mvondo Atangana's pace.

However, the Cameroon striker was caught offside six times in the first 20 minutes as the well-drilled Dundee defence simply stepped forward to catch him out. After the break, United had more of the game, Miller brought out a good save from goalkeeper Marco Rocca om a 28-yard free-kick.

With less of the ball, though, Dundee remained the more likely to score - and so it proved.

There is a confidence and an assurance about Dundee these days. They never panic and always try to play their way out of trouble.

On this occasion, they had outstanding service from Smith, Marco de Marchi, Steven Tweed, Gavin Rae and Caniggia.

Poor old United. They must wonder if they are ever going to win a game this season. Their last league win at Tannadice was, incredibly, 11 months ago ironically, against Dundee, With confidence naturally rock bottom, it's looking more and more likely the Tangerines will go the whole of year 2000 without a home win.

Combe, John Licina and Beto Naveda were their best players in this latest derby. Referee Hugh Dallas tried to keep the game flowing as much as possible, but, in the end, was forced to flourish six yellow cards.

The offenders were David Hannah for a late challenge on Dens player-manager Ivano Bonetti, Naveda for a foul on Smith, Aljofree for a dig at Caniggia, Miller for bringing down Beto Carranza, de Marchi for a trip on Naveda and Carranza for dissent.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at November 11th, 2000)

2000-01 All Time
Marco Roccati (GK)25 3 - 3 -
Marco De Marchi - 11 - 11 -
Marcello Marrocco31 13 - 13 -
Barry Smith26 17 - 1961
Steven Tweed28 161664
Javier Artero25 161252
Ivano Bonetti - 121121
Giorgi Nemsadze28 171171
Gavin Rae22 12 - 1168
Claudio Caniggia33 5353
Willie Falconer34 9 - 8020
Beto Carranza (sub)28 4 - 4 -
Juan Sara (sub)24 156156

League Table (as at November 11th, 2000)

No league table has been added for this season.